Laos: Armed forces

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 Laos

Armed forces personnel

 Latest value 129000
 Year 2020
 Measure people
 Data availability 1985 - 2020
 Average 112370
 Min - Max 37000 - 137000
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies
For that indicator, we provide data for Laos from 1985 to 2020. The average value for Laos during that period was 112370 people with a minimum of 37000 people in 1992 and a maximum of 137000 people in 1995. The latest value from 2020 is 129000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 167 countries is 162240 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Laos - Armed forces - recent values

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Laos - Armed forces - historical chart - 1985-2020




Definition: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Military spending 0.02 2013 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 0.19 2013 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 0.78 2013 percent
 Armed forces 129,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 4.36 2020 percent
 Arms imports 3.00 2021 dollars
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